Tom Cruise is an American actor and film producer. He was born on July 3rd, 1962 in Syracuse, New York, United States of America. He is also known as Thomas “Tom” Cruise Mapother IV. Over his career, he was married to 3 wives and has also 3 kids. He has collaborated with one of the finest actors in the film-industry like Nicole Kidman, Jon Voight, and Jack Nicholson. Tom Cruise net worth, as of 2019, is estimated to be around a whopping $570 million which makes him the highest paid actors all over the world.
Cruise is the son of Thomas Cruise Mapother III and Mary Lee. He has an interesting past which makes him German, Irish and English all at the same time. Tom spent much of his childhood in Beacon Hill, Ottawa, Canada. Cruise in his adolescent years did his schooling in Franciscan Seminary. When he was 12 years old, his parents got divorced. In his college years he played football (rugby).
Tom Cruise Career
Tom Cruise started his career very early which was not surprising at all given his natural talent when he made a cameo appearance in the 1981 film ‘Endless Love‘ when he was 19 years old. Cruise continued his career with a number of films in quick succession. He portrayed ‘Joel Goodson‘ in the comedy ‘Risky Business’ in 1983, which became a huge hit and also made him one the best emerging actors in the Hollywood film-industry. But his best, noticeable appearance came when he featured in the 1986 action drama film playing the role as ‘Lieutenant Pete’.
The film went onto become a major hit and made him a superstar in his acting field. His streak of success did not pause here. The late 1980’s was all about Tom Cruise with films such as ‘The Color of Money’ (1986), ‘Cocktail’ (1988), and ‘Born on the Fourth of July’ (1989) all termed as ‘super hit’. In 1996, his achievements touched the sky when 1st movie of the series ‘Mission Impossible‘ was released. The movie made him a global icon.
The movie won a lot of awards breaking many records. It was also the Tom continued to be popular throughout the late 1990’s and 2000’s with films such as ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ (1999), ‘Vanilla Sky’ (2001), ‘Minority Report’ (2002), ‘The Last Samurai’ (2003), ‘Collateral’ (2004), ‘Rock of Ages’ (2012), and ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ (2014).
Tom Cruise Personal life
Tom Cruise owns a number of homes. He currently owns homes in Beverly Hills, California, Colorado, Florida, London and West Sussex. In the mid-1980s cruise had relationships with many older women such as Rebecca De Mornay, 3 years his seniors and Patti Scialfi, 9 years his senior. Cruise finally settled on a woman named Mimi Rogers, whom he married on 9th May 1987.
It was through Rogers that Cruise took up Scientology. While his Spiritual life flourished, his marriage with Mimi Rogers came to an end in 1990. He met his 2nd wife, Nicole Kidman, in the set of Days of Thunder (1990). Though the movie was not as successful as it was expected to be, it was the start of real chemistry between the two. The couple eventually got married on December 24th, 1990. On Christmas Eve, after a brief courtship, the two got married in Telluride, Colorado.
The couple has two children, Isabella and Connor. After many legal fights against libelous articles about the two in many magazines and newspaper they finally got a divorce on February 5, 2001. Both claimed the separation to be a outcome of “lack of quality time” together and amount of time spent apart while working.
However, Tom Cruise found romance in Penelope Cruz, who he dated for a short period after working with her in the movie, Vanilla Sky which was released in 2001. But the girl who was on the spotlight, also his upcoming wife was Kate Holmes. After their relationship got publicized, Tom Cruise, being a very private person, made the relationship public after one month when he appeared on ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show‘.
After 2 months of courtship, Tom Cruise did not miss a chance to propose to love of his life when the two were having dinner in a restaurant at the top of the Eiffel Tower. In October, they announced that they were expecting their first child together. In 2006, Cruise and Holmes welcomed their second kid, a daughter Suri into the world. That year, they were married in an astonishing Italian castle. Will Smith, Jennifer Lopez, Victoria and David Beckham were all in attendance. However, the love life that everybody dreams of came to an end in June 2012.
Tom Cruise Scientology
Tom Cruise is an outspoken advocate for the Church of Scientology. His 1st wife, Mimi Rogers introduced Cruise to Scientology. Since then, he was so impressed by it that he campaigned it to become a religion in Europe. Tom Cruise also admitted that Scientology helped him with Dyslexia. In the year 2005, the Paris city council revealed that Cruise had lobbied officials Nicholas Sarkozy and Jean-Claude-Godin. They described him as a militant spokesman for Scientology, and henceforth barred him from further dealings with him.
In January 2004, Cruise again made the headlines when he made a controversial statement (for which he was later criticized a lot) “I think psychiatry should be outlawed.” Further controversy erupted in 2005 when he criticized actress Brooke Shields in an interview for using the drug Paroxetine, an anti-depressant to which Shields attributes her recovery from postpartum depression after his wife gave birth to their daughter in 2003.
Tom Cruise is undeniably one of the greatest actors there ever was. His killing smile, looks and acting skills makes him one of the most charming man in the world. Many admit that Tom Cruise is very caring and helpful. It is easily noticeable that he’s a very private person who does not like to make his family life public.
He once said, “I want a world without war, a world without insanity. I want to see people do well. I don’t even think it as much as what I want for myself. It’s more what I want for the people around me. That’s what I want.” That just tells anyone what type of person Tom Cruise is.
Tom Cruise Teeth: Before and After Braces
Nobody is perfect even the most successful and famous A-list celebrities. Many celebrities go through a complete physical overhaul when they get famous. For example, Tom Cruise had non-aligned teeth. Many people believe the killing smile of Tom Cruise to be a god-gift. But it’s not. He spent a lot of money on aligning his teeth when he was working on his upcoming movie ‘Minority Report’ in 2002. People hardly know about Tom Cruise teeth and smile makeover.
To have the multi-million reputation in the industry, the star went through the painful process of wearing braces and cosmetic dentistry. People were taken aback to see his braces which he showed to the media without any shame. He opted for an invisible braces in which only the wire was noticeable.
Cosmetic dental procedures involve bonding, teeth whitening, dental implants, fixed bridges, crowns, veneers and more. To have an attractive smile, celebrities usually go for various procedures. Cosmetic dental procedures are extremely expensive, and only people like Tom Cruise can afford them.
Tom Cruise Height
The actor who starred in blockbuster movies such as Top Gun, Mission Impossible, Jack Reacher, Minority Report, etc. has a strange history of his height. The richest actor all over the world has attracted attention of many journalists and magazines. Different magazines quote the height of the superstar differently. Tom’s height is regularly listed as 5’7” although back in 1980s many quoted his height as 5’8” or 5’9” or in the middle of the both. But later he himself confessed that he is 5’9”.
5 Best Tom Cruise Movies That You Must Watch
So far we have read about Tom Cruise net worth, career, personal life and many other things, now it is the time to know about Tom Cruise’s best movies.
His talent for acting seemed god-gifted as he 1st famously appeared on cinemas when he was just 19 years old starring in ‘Endless Love’ (1981) and then went onto making a blockbuster appearance on ‘Top Gun'(1986).
1. Top Gun (1986)
When most people think of Tom Cruise, they think of Top Gun. The reason behind that is that Tom played a determined highly skilled character. The movie is about a fighter pilot (Tom Cruise) who loses his friend. He gets a 2nd chance to redeem himself but struggles to get to his best. He also gets romantically involved with his civilian instructor Charlie. ‘Take My Breath Away’, a song that was in the film got a warm reception from the audience. Tony Scott directed the film which was released in 1986.
Mission Impossible (1996)
When it comes to action, Tom Cruise is the 1st thing that will pop up in anyone’s head. But that was not the case before the movie, ‘Mission Impossible’, which was in cinemas in 1996. The movie shows a swiftly, Ethan Hunt (Cruise) can shift to different tones. The protagonist, Ethan Hunt, struggles to prove his innocence when he is falsely accused of murdering all of his team members. The suspense-seekers found the movie an interesting one.
The Last Samurai (2003)
The movie has some amazing action scenes but its greatest strength is its scope. It is an epic war movie which was released on 22nd November 2003. It had a box office collection of 45.68 crores USD. The Last Samurai also won the Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Foreign Language Film.
The story is about Captain Nathan Algren who trains his fellow Japanese army soldiers to fight off a samurai rebellion. However, gradually, he ends up embracing the same samurai rebellion which he was assigned to destroy. It was directed by Edward Zwick.
Jack Reacher (2016)
Never go Back (2016): Cruise displays a determined character in the film. His sense of focus is also fun to watch. When Major Susan Turner is arrested for treason, ex-investigator Jack Reacher undertakes the challenging task to prove her innocence and ends up exposing a shocking conspiracy. Its initial release was on 19th October 2016.
It was directed by Edward Zwick with a budget of around 96 million. But the earnings the films did was totally ecstatic with the film pocketing close to 16.21 crores USD. Many people applauded the acting and cinematography of the film. They were of the view that it was “entertaining to watch” and the fight scenes were “heart-pumpingly good”.
Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018)
Even though there was a long absence in the Mission Impossible series, the series did not disappoint its fans when they released Mission Impossible Fallout. It turns out to be an action master class, ridiculous plot turns with astounding set pieces.
The pundits were of the view that there was great “mix of plot” which undeniably made the movie the best in the franchise. The story revolves around 3 cities where a specific group of terrorists are trying to bomb. Ethan Hunt and his IMF team, tries to stop it. It was released in 2018 which was directed by Christopher McQuarrie.